Friday, August 8, 2014

Mets at Phillies: August 8th to August 11th

Friday and Saturday 7:05, Sunday 1:35 and Monday 1:05
Citizens Bank Park - Philadelphia, PA

Mets 54-61, 4th Place in the N.L. East, 9 games behind the Nationals
Phillies 52-63, 5th Place in the N.L. East, 11 games behind the Nationals

Mets Probables:  Bartolo Colon (10-9, 4.12), Dillon Gee (4-4, 3.73), Zack Wheeler (7-8, 3.48), Jon Niese (5-8, 3.51)
Phillies Probables:  A.J. Burnett (6-11, 4.16), Cole Hamels (6-6, 2.42), Kyle Kendrick (5-11, 4.74), David Buchanan (6-5, 4.39)

At the Ballpark:  It's alumni weekend at the ballpark!  Roy Halladay will be honored tonight before the game and all fans will receive a Halladay bobblehead.  On Saturday night, Charlie Manuel will be elected into the Phillies Wall of Fame and all fans will receive a commemorative Manuel print.  And Sunday is the official Alumni Day, with over 40 former Phillies taking the field in a pre-game ceremony.  Among the 40 will be Phillies Room favorites Aaron Rowand and Jim Thome.

Phillies Leaders
Average:  Ben Revere - .311
1988 Topps #8
Runs:  Jimmy Rollins - 60
Home Runs:  Marlon Byrd - 21
RBIs:  Ryan Howard - 71
Stolen Bases:  Ben Revere - 31

Wins:  David Buchanan, A.J. Burnett, Cole Hamels and Roberto Hernandez* - 6
ERA:  Cole Hamels - 2.42
Strikeouts:  Cole Hamels - 139
Saves:  Jonathan Papelbon - 27

*Now with the Los Angeles Dodgers

1988 Topps Appreciation:  It's safe to assume that former Phillie Kevin Elster won't be attending the alumni weekend festivities.  The infielder appeared in 26 games for the 1995 Phillies, hitting .208 (11 for 53) with a home run and nine RBIs.


Anonymous said...

That's funny, I don't remember Kevin Elster with the Phillies.

The Captcha text for this comment is "Major Adoopi"... Wasn't he a character in "The Phantom Meanace"?

Jim said...

1995 was such a weird year. Replacement players in spring training, post strike blahs . . . Kevin Elster on the Phillies.